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    February 19, 2013
    6:00 - 7:00am PST  

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wet weather coming to the bay area. plus, a tree falls on a house near alamo, destroying the house. we are live on the scene.
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>> good morning, the top
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stories we are following right now. a rainy day in the bay area. erica is tracking the radar in your neighborhood. >> one local family will be watching the weather extra closely after a massive tree falls on their home near alamo. will tran is standing by with a live report. >> there are no hot spots and we were just tracking the bay area bridge. the metering lights may have been activated because the back of the starting to form. so far we are incident. on the upper deck. there is heavy traffic on highway 4 and interstate 580. >> we are waking up to some rain. earlier in the last hour it was raining over san rafael. we are picking up
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some light rain in pinole and hercules. the coastline is making its way to let burlingame and san mateo. i will walk you through coming up in my next report. >> our team coverage of today's weather continues with will tran. he is live a contra costa county where house was demolished by a huge tree yesterday. >> there is still a lot of the tree that is here. it came crashing down and split this home and have. you can see the damage that it has done. here is a golf cart an even split this and half. they have taped up so people are not allowed to go inside. all homeowners are
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insidthe home owners were inside when this happens. >> i was walking around my house and getting my purse so i could get ready to go to work and that is when it happened. >> it cell like a masonic boom. >> the tree is about 1400 100 years old. they stated that they did have it inspected. barbers are stating that ththis is a good precautionary measure for you if you do have a tree at your residence. >> was a vehicle ruined?
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>> yes. the front end was just collapsed. this is also making it hard for them for transportation. the crew is just part to their truck in the driveway. they are scheduled to be back out here in a couple hours so that they can get right back to work. we do know that rain is headed our way and for them, it was not rain. >> we will keep our eyes on the timing of this. >> in other bay area news. kron 4 has octane a photograph of the man who police say is connected to a triple murder in sonoma county. police arrested mark
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williams capello in mobile, alabama, on february 14th. >> this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc 7 news. the 46 year-old who is a resident of central city, colorado is expected to be transferred to the sonoma county jail. police say that he is responsible for three men who were found dead on february the fifth in a cabin in forestville. investigators believe that the men were waiting for someone who was going to sell them marijuana when they were killed allegedly by capello. >> authorities are searching for an inmate who walked away from a high
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rock conservation camp that is just outside of weott, california. james prinz is described as a white male, 200 lbs., with blue eyes, off short brown hair and medium complexion. he stands approximately 6 ft. tall. prinz was sent to the california department of corrections for violence and battery on a peace officer. authorities are asking anyone who has seen him to 911. this morning, caltran investigates a failed train accident in palo alto. a man was struck and killed by a train near church hill avenue of around 9:30 p.m. last night. a caltran spokesperson says,
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the the train remained stopped while the corner was in route to the scene. >> president obama is pressing congress to avert automatic budget cuts due to take affect in less than two weeks. the president will make his appeal during a white house yvette this morning. he will be joined by emergency responders, a group of workers the white house says could be affected if state and local governments lose their federal money as a result of the cuts. the $85 billion in across-the-board cuts is known as the sequester. the white house wants to offset the sequester with a combination of targeted spending cuts and tax revenue. >> mass cane will be the giants' opening day starter april 1st against the dodgers in los angeles. it will be cannes for scorer opening day start. last
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season king was the team's best charter going 16 in 5 with a 2.79 e r a, pitching the franchise's first perfect game and starting the all-star game. manager bruce bochy would not reveal the order of the rest of the rotation. >> we continue to watch a gas prices this morning. the national average continues to rise, we are looking at $3.78 for a regular gallon of gas as the national price this morning. the state average price right now is $4.17. >> we will be right back. >> we will be right back. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows.
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>> welcome back. we are watching bay area weather this morning. >> new this morning, olympic athlete oscar pistorius says that he shot his girlfriend to death by mistake, thinking that she was a robber. the double amputee said in an affidavit that was read by his lawyer at his bail hearing today that he felt obamas both because he did not have his prosthetic legs when he pumped bullets into of the locked bathroom door. pistorius is facing a charge of premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend, model reeva
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steenkamp. that ruling came down this morning from a south african judge, but the judge said that he will consider downgrading the charge against the so- called " blade runner " later. with the new charge, pistorius case for a bailout may prove much more difficult. the defense must now try to argue that " exceptional circumstances " existed that would justify him getting bail. friends of a couple find that the chargers are hard to believe. >> meanwhile, steenkamp was laid to rest today at a private funeral service in her home town of port elizabeth, south africa. >> we are learning of a
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possible motive in the newtown, conn. massacre. cbs news, up were citing sources close to the case, is reporting that adam lanza, the gunmen who killed 20 children and six women at sandy hook elementary on december the 14th, was obsessed with a another mass murderer. >> the report says, that lanza was fascinated with anderson's breivik, the man who killed 77 people in norway in 2000 and 11. reports indicate that lands of wanted to top that death toll. the sources in the report emphasized that an interest in breovol is just one theory. connecticut law enforcement officials reportedly traveled to washington, d.c., last week, to brief on the identified
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federal authorities on the status of the investigation and discussed a possible br eivik connection. >> a gun debate in colorado is attracting attention at the white house. colorado house and democrats pass new ammunition limits and expanded background checks as part of a package of bills responding to recent as part of a package of bills responding to recent mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪
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>> a another winter storm is approaching the state, where it is expected to bring freezing temperatures, thunder, rain and snow as low as 1,500 ft.. the heaviest snow is expected to drop today, bringing up to 10 in. above 3,000 ft. and 2 to 4 in. and the foot hills above 2,000 ft. in northern california. in southern california, forecasters said temperatures will likely drop 10 to 15 degrees as low could reach low elevation mountain areas. >> we have moderate to heavy rain around concord off a highway for approaching to 42. w242. earlier this
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morning we did see some rain pushed over the san rafael bridge. right now we are just dealing with scattered showers. we are dry and right now and the rain has pushed its way south. we are currently picking up rain in the burlingame area. 7:00 a.m. the rain should arrive here. his band of rain will continue to of go south. eventually it will cross the golden gate bridge and we are anticipating heavier rain for any hot and fairfield. this will continue to go out of the area. there are shades of blue where we may see snow
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as well. scattered showers are on the backing of the cold front and we may have been isolated pop up shower by 9:00 p.m. tonight. >> we do have a winter weather advisory and affect to 1:00 p.m. today. it will be more than 2 in. of snow. the snow levels can actually drop as low as 1,500 ft. and this is something that we will continue to monitor. the majority of the bay area will see between a 10th of an inch of rain. right around the heart of the bay that may see more. the temperatures are popping out in the early 40's. your kron 47 day around the bay shows that unsettled weather will continue into tomorrow. thursday and friday should be dry.
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>> the meeting lights were activated at the bay bridge toll plaza and this is likely due to the rain. we already have a backup performing. the drive time is running 14th t2014 to 16 minutes. the san mateo bridge looks good there have been no problems eastbound. the golden gate bridge ride is okay but they're getting a little rewent. we just got word of an accident that may slow things down. there is also a stalled semi truck on 680 south bound. this may affect the ride from san run out of dublin. the south bay freeway still looks good and they have no incidents.
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the north bay ride is still a good one at 1 01 southbound. transit of state for you train no. 1 is the layout of fremont, and again. if there just the late for about seven minutes. >> the time is 6:20 a.m.. last night violence broke out in san francisco's north beach. they had fights, two out of control brawls. it all happened along broadway. residents in the area say enough is enough. kron4 stanley roberts has a closer look at exactly what is going on in his additional people behaving badly. >> no one know what triggered the fight but we do know in the end of five
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people were arrested. two officers were injured. this fight took place in the north section of san francisco. this is no surprise to me because they have had a lot of fights breaking out on broadway. this video was captured by residents who stated that he was fed up. the fight took only about six hope minutes. this was captured by a surveillance camera. if you concede that some people left to take a break, only to return. it appears that once the fight was over the surveillance tape again called this fight. the police were called out from almost every district to get things back in order. the fact still remains the broadway has never changed. all we know is this
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something needs to be done. in san francisco, stanley roberts kron 4. >> police at you see santa cruz are hunting for a man in connection with a violent attack and rape of a woman who was visiting the campus on sunday afternoon. we first heard about this story yesterday and police have now released a sketch of the man. he is described as a white male in his 30's, about 5 ft. 10 in. tall, weighing 200 lbs. with a muscular build. he has a full mustache and goatee, and a tattoo on his upper right bicep. >> a campus spokesman says, that the attack occurred around 1230 sunday afternoon, on a foot trail about halfway between the upper query amphitheater and
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science hill. the 21 year- old woman tells police, that the man punched her in the face and torso, threw her to the ground and then raped her. after hearing of the attack via campus white female, other students expressed their shock. >> the victim was badly bruised and she spent the night in the hospital. she told police that her assailant ran a way toward the campus bookstore. >> here is a look at the venice boulevard.we do have storm tracker 4 that will tell us before you leave your home where it is raining. we will be right back.
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>> look at this situation in the midwest. this is new video just into kron 4. as if snow was not enough, winds are also hammering
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eastern north dakota. this footage was shot in grand forks. you can see how the wind is picking up the snow there. the national weather service says that gusts reached up to 36 mi. an hour overnight. add to that cold wind chills and you have some nasty weather, in the area. the same storm system is dumping snow across a region. >> some scientists have pointed to global warming as the culprit for scant snowfall and barron's the slopes and parts of the midwest and northeast the past couple of years. then, when this blizzard coated the north east with more than 2 ft. of snow in some places earlier this month, some of the same people and gang blamed the global warming. but as it can be found anin atomosphere can
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hold, and dump, more more sure. too soon to be published studies to demonstrate how there can be more giant lizards get less snow overall each year. projections are that it is likely to continue with man- made global warming. >> we will be right back.
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>> the time is 6:30 a.m.. we are waiting for the opening bell. they just write irang it. >> we are looking at a hot spot in walnut creek we had word of an accident in my last report. chp has
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confirmed this incident. it has already started to back up the ride on 680 south i will update your drive time in my next report. >> storm tracker 4 is lit up due to the storm. there is light rain and concord and walnut creek. the green on your car screen indicates that you will need to use your windshield wipers. we are contending with the wet roads outside perry x we are d. they're really just depends on where you are located. future cast 4 will walk you through the timing and i will take a look at that afternoon highs it coming up to my next report. >> kron4 will tran is live in contra costa county where
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a house was hit by a tree. >> it just parted iran about 10 minutes ago. it was not rain that costa this tree to fall. the homeowners stated that they had an inspector, to check the 400 old dree. this stated that yesterday afternoon they came crashing down and is split their own. they stated that the crews are expected to be back here to clean it up. this damaged this a golf cart as well. if they have so much scorn on at this multimillion-dollar home. there were people inside of bone when this happened. here is what they had to say. >> the route structure was never damaged to where we were concerned. >> we have been here so long that we felt that the tree
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will last longer. >> i can tell eudora, that the home is so damaged that they cannot even walk-in and rabin and king.you daria, that s so damaged that they are not allowed to walk in there and grab it is said. the homeowners do not know whether not their home is salvageable at this time. this is a a reminder that >> ditcher tree inspected especially with the rain coming down you should get yours inspected. >> in other bay area headlines overnight. firefighters battled a one alarm house fire in san
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leandro this morning. the fire broke out around 12:45 p.m. in a single-family home on elsie ave. that is near san jose street. the fire was contained a few minutes later. according to officials, no injuries were reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. >> one of the two people who were injured when a golden gate scary and a 22 ft. motor boat collided, has died. a second person in the motor boat was hurt and he remains in a hospital. that accident happened saturday evening near tiburon. the co-stars says, that the motor boat was traveling at a high rate of speed when it collided with the ferry. no one on the ferry was injured. the crash remains under investigation. >> three of the highest performing schools of this they are on the verge of being shut down. the
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american indian charter schools have been criticized over the handling of their finances. unless the schools immediately address their accounting problems, that the face closure. a final vote to decide the fate of the schools will be held on march the 20th. >> long time 49ers president and part owner list slouis spadia has died. he was 92. spadia, who spent more than three decades with the team, became a part owner and served as the team's president from 1967 to 1976. in addition to his work with the 49ers, he also founded the bay area sports hall of fame in 1979, and served as its president and ceo until 2003. >> in national nils, the
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coast guard says, that an engine room of fire on board the carnival triumph was caused by a leak at a fuel return on line. the fire left the crew shipped paralyzed on february the 10th in the gulf of mexico, until tugboat's told it to alabama. the cruise ship was adrift for several days without power, unsanitary conditions and little food. before it to be towed back to shore. investigators have been checking over the ship since it arrived thursday in mobile, alabama. >> a mysterious and dangerous new virus is showing up all board in places including the middle east and britain. at least a dozen people have became sick, and five people have
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>> welcome back the time is 6:48 a.m.. here is a live look at the san mateo bridge. it is raining right now. as we look at the current temperatures. the cars are moving slowly. it is probably just a fact that it is raining. san francisco was a high of 50 degrees. it will stay cool. we do also have the snow and tahoe to talk about.
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>> this 60 man is accused of slapping a crying talletoddler n a delta flight earlier this month. he has put a spotlight on one the most tension filled aspects of flying. this is how dear the passengers, on a packed plane, coexist with crying children. a trip advisor hold to be released next week found that 23 percent more than 2000 respondents were willing to pay $25 or less to sit in a " quiet " section of a jet, while 63 percent said they would not pay extra for such a spot. so what do you think? we posted this on our facebook page. >> kady runyon parker,
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quoted that it depends. can i said if it even while my kids are in the cries own? >> beverly gatson- maddox quoted i love children. i have invested in them for years and yet i would pay. " >> robert vega, stated " no i would not. children are a part of life. invest in some plugs or noise canceling headphones and chill out. " >> join the conversation, facebook.com/kron4.
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>> the morning. let's get a market of state. joining us now to talk mark this is financial expert rob black. despite sales of the weekend january, the markets are still there strong this weeks and years why is this? >> the economy is doing ok. they're starting to create some jobs. this is pretty good and if you can beat
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them, you should join them. >> tend to say that you should never get out of the markets but try not to be smarter than them. you should do some type of cap. do not try to outsmart them. >> i feel like this is the gas prices staying. >> gas prices continue to skyrocket. will this affect the markets? >> this is a problem because you have to drive to work and when you go paycheck to paycheck. wal-mart came out and stated that january was a disaster. all this fuelling with congress should go away. >> does this make sense?
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>> note. it went over my head. >> i'm taking a lot what is the name of the ceo, michael core. i am thinking about my purse. >> another place that i do not shot dead this office max, office depot, or staples. i tend to go to amazon or target for things like paper. >> you and i are roughly the same age. we do not need these huge stores like best buy and office max. they are getting together because they cannot compete with amazon or target. >> if you get the red card at target you get 5% off everything that you buy. this is like a royalty
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scenario. there is no charge for it just goes directly to your bank. >> i did not know that. ok, they take a right imi bank? >> yes. >> the time now is 6:48 a.m. and here is a look at our weather. >> here's a live look as storm tracker 4. we have spotty showers are around the bay. the green on your screen indicates light rain right now. we are dry right now for the east shore freeway and we're picking up light rain to castro valley. it really just depends on where you are located. the wider view on storm tracker 4 shows up the bulk of the bay area weather is still to the north. it will die this way south and
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we do anticipate more heavier rain. future cast 4 highlights by 7:00 a.m. it will be pretty organized. the yellow in the case more moderate to heavy rain. on the back can you will see spotty scattered showers and you could see the snow levels dropping down. it may be a light dusting of snow for mount campbell. as we head into 9:00 p.m. we will have more showers as a possibility. here is her look at afternoon highs 49 degrees is expected for vallejo. >> if you are headed up to tahoe you should bring your chains because they have a winter weather revisory. if they may see four to 8 in. of snow. this may be a
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problem in the winds are expected to pick up. your day planner shows that there will be showers on tap for later on. the temperatures however will be a little bit higher as we head into tomorrow after know. unsubtle weather will stick around for saturday. as a right now this looks to be a 10 to 20 percent chance. we still want to keep this in our forecast. the temperatures will be in a low 60's as we start the next work week. >> we are tracking a hot spot and it is backing up out of concord and pleasant hill. this is going down to walnut creek. there were two separate accidents before highway 24 in the southbound side because of this. we are looking at a 16 minute drive time coming from highway 4 and this is on t 42242.
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they're no good alternate routes for you to take. it will not save you a whole lot of time this morning. if they have two accidents on the shoulder of 680 and 24. >> the ride to the bay bridge was back up earlier and the metering lights were activated. your drive time has grown to about 18 minutes regardless of your approach. for your san mateo bridge ride there is also a nasty weather and the commute is still doing well with about 12 minutes across the span. the golden gate bridge and things have eased a bit in the traffic is still pretty light. >> competition is getting fierce to buy a home in the bay area. right now, low interest rates and increasing demand are making real-es one
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two-bedroom home in san jose received 152 offers. an asking price of 190,000 may have had something to do with all the interest, in this market homes are getting multiple offers that are not out of the question. >> we are not surprised when we see that we are one of the ones that are common. these numbers are not surprising. i have one client who are s.a. has been looking since the summer for a home. >> realtors and the more inventory will help stabilize the market. the idea of being more homes for sale will make the competition for them less intense. >> the time now 6:52 a.m. and our big story right now is the weather due to the rain. the storm is also bringing snow to tahoe. this
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is a live look 80. it is a gray. you concede the roadway is still looking goodcan see that the roadway is looking okay. we will be right back. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows.
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>>6:56. our team coverage continues of bay area weather this wet to the morning. >> the approach to the bay bridge and giant mass of clouds. >> oakland is 53. the high a few notches up at 54 for oakland. it is much cooler and it's ugly wet after the great weekend. >> bmw is recalling more than half million cars in the u.s. due to a possible
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power failure and installing. this will affect the one series 3 series and as the four model. some as late as 2010 and as early as 2007. >> the power to the fuse box could wear out and cause problems. >> following in the footsteps of its competitor google may be opting for its own retail stores in the nine states. >> according to the nine to five google blog google is building stores in time for the holidays. google will sell gramm google brand hardware. google is